Cigarette silk

Cigarette silk
Title
Cigarette silk
Date 
1890-1920
Medium 
Cloth
Dimensions 
6 1/4 x 4 3/4 in.
Description 
A small natural beige silk cloth printed with a flag divided horizontally into white, blue and red stripes with a gold border labeled "Russia". This flag, originally adopted by Russia in 1705, was replaced in 1918 by the Soviet Union flag but re-adopted in 2000 to represent the Russian Federation after the collapse of the Soviet Union in early 1990's. Printed "Nebo Cigarettes" at the bottom edge. One of a series of world flags. Given as collectible premiums by cigarette manufacturers.
Credit Line 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Object Number 
2002.1.2814
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group